A monument to Martin Luther King Jr. in the city of Boston has drawn mockery since it was unveiled last week. The bronze sculpture called “the embrace”, features two sets of disembodied arms holding each other. The piece was inspired by classic photo of Martin Luther King jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King hugging after he won the Nobel Peace Price in 1964.
In Compact Magazine, Seneca Scott, the first cousin of Coretta Scott King, scorched the monument:
Ten million dollars were wasted to create a masturbatory metal homage to my legendary family members—one of the all-time greatest American families. Still, the Boston debacle could be a blessing in disguise, by exposing the insidiousness of astroturfed woke movements that have come to dominate black America: How could anyone fail to see that this was a major dick move (pun intended) that brings very few, if any, tangible benefits to struggling black families?
It might be hard to believe, but it could’ve been worse. The sculpture was one of five finalists for the memorial honoring Dr. King and his wife.
Below are the proposed monuments that the city of Boston rejected. Did they make the right decision? We’ll leave that to you to decide.